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Taiwan sets Nov. 26 as date for local and regional elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Voters will go to the polls on Nov. 26 to select city mayors, county commissioners, city councils, and county councils nationwide, the Central Election Commission announce...

Hou Yu-ih's manifesto for future of Taiwan politics

In recent years, the Kuomintang (KMT) has shifted to overheated accusations like accusing the Tsai administration of being “a dictatorship” that is imposing a “green terror.” ...

RCEP: Asia readies world's largest trade deal

Trade barriers between most countries in the Asia Pacific will be lowered significantly from January 1 as the world's largest free trading bloc opens for business. The Regional Comprehensive Econ...

Support for Taiwan’s DPP rises after defeat of 4 referendums

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Public support for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) surged after the defeat of four referendums on Dec. 18, according to t...

Taiwan People's Party expands into Hualien County

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s People’s Party (民衆黨) (TPP) has set up a new caucus in an Indigenous village in Hualien County on the country’s eastern coast. It was establis...

With an anti-American image, KMT will lose again and again: Pundit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — KMT-leaning commentator Huang Wei-han (黃暐瀚) said the U.S.-China dynamic played a large role in the four referendums on Saturday (Dec. 18) and that if Taiwan’s opposi...

Taipei mayor speaks up about 2024 presidential candidacy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Wednesday (Dec. 15) revealed his reason for not running in the last presidential race and acknowledged hurdles lie ahead to secure enough s...

CECC head trails KMT lawmaker in Taipei mayor polls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Health Minister and CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) has lost ground to Kuomintang (KMT) Legislator Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安) in a hypothetical matchup for Taipei mayor. As Ko...

Taiwan-Palau travel bubble bursts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The travel bubble between Taiwan and its ally Palau seems to have burst, as the number of Taiwanese travelers to the Pacific nation has significantly decreased since the b...

US Trade Representative Tai hints at new Asian economic framework - NHK

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said the United States may set up a new Asian economic framework with allies and "friendly" nations as early as next year, NHK public television repor...

Taiwan opposition party says ‘Ko-Gou’ presidential ticket possible

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) said on Thursday (Oct. 7) it’s open to the possibility that its chairman, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), may run for the preside...

Taiwan’s DPP outpolls other parties in favorability, while KMT sinks into gloom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A recent poll shows that the affection of Taiwanese for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has dwindled over the past year as measured by the “feeling the...

Ko Wen-je does not rule out a virtual Taipei-Shanghai City Forum this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan People's Party (TPP) Chairman and Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) expressed his hope on Saturday (Oct. 2) that the annual Taipei-Shanghai City Forum could be conve...

Taiwan questions China's suitability for Pacific trade pact, fears 'obstruction'

TAIPEI, Oct 1 (Reuters) - China's restrictive practices present fundamental problems for its application to join a major pan-Pacific free trade pact, and if it joins before Taiwan there is a risk ...

Tsai says Taiwan facing 'political problems' in CPTPP bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said on Wednesday (Sept. 29) that the country will have to get past some "political problems" to join the Comprehensive and Progress...